Community Land Trust in Portland?

Machigonne Community Land Trust

Movie screening and Introduction to Machigonne Community Land Trust

Do you dream of owning a home but find that it is out of reach? Have you ever thought about cooperative housing?

At this event, we will be watching the film Homes & Hands: Community Land Trusts in Action, followed by an introduction to Machigonne Community Land Trust, and conversation about land trusts, a practical model of affordable homeownership for low income residents.

Do you have ideas about properties, about funding sources, about how we start to plan? Intrigued land trusts and how they work? Curious what they do for the community?

Machigonne Community Land Trust is recruiting to form a steering committee with!

Come join us.

Meg Perry Screening

Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 6:30pm

644 Congress Street

Portland, ME

(possibly a different location – you will be posted) We gather at 6:30 pm. Film Screening at 7pm with a presentation by Machigonne Community Land Trust to follow. RSVP here.

Resilience Hub Screening

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 6:30pm

The Resilience Hub and Zero Station, Anderson Street, Portland, ME

We gather at 6:30 pm for light refreshments and networking. Film Screening at 7pm with a presentation by Machigonne Community Land Trust to follow. $3 donation suggested. RSVP here.

If you have questions, contact Steve at 314-4859 or Grace at 774-1995.

About the Film: Homes and Hands- Community Land Trusts in Action

Three tenacious and visionary communities deliver the American dream of owning a home to low-income residents. It has been over 40 years since leaders of the southern civil rights movement formed the first community land trust to secure access to land for African-Americans. This equitable and sustainable model of affordable housing and community development has since become a critical tool in preventing rampant foreclosures and land prices speculation while stimulating revitalization without gentrification.

Through the personal stories of community activists in Durham, North Carolina, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Burlington, Vermont, audiences are compelled to rethink their assumptions about housing and community development in the United States.

Link to film maker:

Homes and Hands (clip from GroundSpark film)